The themes of the conference are “New Perspectives on Revolution in History” and “Teaching and Doing History.” The opening plenary session on June 1, “The Origins of the Revolutionary Impulse” will feature Bernard Bailyn and Martin Malia. Robert W. Fogel of the University of Chicago will give the inaugural “Christopher Lasch Lecture.” On Friday, June 2, session topics include the Reformation, the French, Russian, American, and English Revolution, the Revolutionary Intellectual, and International Relations. A session entitled “Revolution in Latin America” will feature presenters Lester D. Langley, John Womack, Mariano Plotkin, and Robert Pacquette. Robert Cottrol, Melvin Yazawa, Peter S. Onuf, and Charles R. Kesler will participate in the session “The American Revolution in World-Historical Perspective.” The day’s plenary session, “Has the Revolutionary Impulse Run its Course?” will bring together Paul A. Rahe, Stanley Rosen, Elizabeth Fox-Genovese, and Sean Wilentz. On Saturday, June 3, two plenary sessions will be held, “The New Cultural History: An Assessment,” with presenters Miriam Levin, Rochelle Gurstein, Russell Jacoby, and Jonathan Arac, and “Bringing History Back In: Reconstruction in Modern and Postmodern American History,” with presenters David L. Carlton, Richard Schneirov, James Livingston, and Martin J. Sklar. A session entitled “The American Experiment” will include Pauline Maier, Richard Samuelson, and Gordon S. Wood. More information and registration information is available at our website, www.bu.edu/historic.
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